Summary of Organization and Business

Summary of Organization and Business

The Authority is a body created pursuant to an ordinance of the Board of Supervisors of Warwick

Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania under an Act of the General Assembly of the State, approved May 2, 1945, P.L. 382, as amended and supplemented, known as the Municipal Authority Act of 1945,as amended. The Secretary of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania issued the certificate to incorporation of the Authority on May 1, 1969. The charter was amended on July 3, 1991 to extend the term of existence of the Authority to fifty (50) years from such date.

The governing body of the Authority is a Board consisting of five members appointed by the Township Board of Supervisors. It has been determined that the Authority is a component unit of Warwick Township. The terms of the members of the Board are five years and have been staggered so that the term of one member expires annually. The members of the Board are appointed by the Warwick Township Supervisors.

The Authority has broad powers under the Act, including among others, the following: to acquire, hold, construct, improve, maintain and operate, own, lease, either in the capacity of lessor or lessee, sewers, sewer systems or parts thereof, sewage treatment works, including works of treating and disposing of industrial waste, water works, water supply works, water distribution systems, and all facilities necessary and incidental thereto.

The Authority employs seven (7) full time staff.

The Authority does not have taxing power; ongoing operations are funded from customer revenues.

The Authority’s customer connection base as of December 31, 2021 consisted of approximately 4,187 single-family residential, 7 multi-family residential and 134 commercial customer connections.